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CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the u.n. as a nonmember state. i do not think it will have a huge influence or major impact on any issue, but somewhere in the future they will try to raise issues from the past and they will go to some organization. i do not see a major consequence. i think the most important is to open direct negotiations, even if we cannot agree on a fully fledged peace, we can accomplish something better than the status quo or what might be created by not doing anything. >> the fundamental mission in afghanistan is to establish in afghanistan -- an afghanistan that can govern itself and insure that al qaeda never again find a safe haven in afghanistan from which to conduct attacks on the united states or any other country. the gold here is an enduring presence. therefore, that will direct itself toward three important missions. one is obviously counter- terrorism to insure that we continue to go after the al qaeda targets that remain in afghanistan. we clearly have had an impact on their presence in afghanistan, but the fact is they continue to show up. intelligence continues to indicate that they ar
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
for terrorist attacks making mali in the words of secretary clinton a powder keg of instability. the u.n. security council will vote in coming weeks authorizing military intervention by the african union. other interventions have provided a model for multi lateral that allow the united states and our allies to provide operational support without boots on the ground. this intervention will take time and stability cannot be restored through military action alone. this is governance and security. the long-running grievances of the political vacuum in the south must be addressed through diplomacy and rebuilding democratic institutions and government. any agreement that attempts to peel off groups currently aligned will require a credible government to do so. elections are the key to not only resolving and restoring assistance but for reclaiming control of the north and democracy. >> while challengeses cannot be addressed as the u.n. secretary general's report suggested, the international community must address these crises at the same time and move forward with elections that might exclude p
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 6:00am EST
as constituting eligibility for u.n. membership. it does not. this resolution does not establish that palestine is a state. the united states believes the current resolution should not and cannot be read as establishing terms of reference. in many respects, the resolution prejudges the issues is says are to be resolved through negotiation, particularly with respect to its territory. at the same time, it ignores other questions such as security, which must be solved for any final agreement to be achieved. -- viable agreement to be achieved. president obama has outlined a realistic basis for negotiations to continue. we will based our efforts on that approach. the recent conflict in gaza is the latest reminder that the absence of peace risks the presence of war. we urged those who share our hopes for peace between a sovereign palestine into a secure israel to join us in supporting negotiations, not as encouraging further distractions. there are no shortcuts. long after the votes have been cast, long after the speeches have been forgotten, it is the palestinians and the israelis who must still tal
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2012 2:00pm EST
on the fighting in syria. >> it is like the discussion u.n.rday and the in the the international community not able for 22 months to stop this massacre, this bloodshed in syria. 40,000 people killed. the main discussion in the un is not about 40,000 people slaughtered but about some statement, some declaration of a non-member state and the settlements. >> back to the un vote on the palestinians, there was a draft paper attributed to you saying looking forward to that vote, saying that such a vote would destroy the terence and completely harm its credibility. you spoke of the option of toppling the government or the option of containment as a software responds. is there really a choice between toppling the government or surrendering as a response to this vote at the un? >> to topple a government is a palestinian domestic issue. it is not our interest. israel never interfered with the domestic policy of any country and not the palestinians. you must understand what the main reason -- wha tthe real problem of the palestinians, the real challenge. it is not declaration. it is employment, finan
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am EST
to consider and vote on ratifying the u.n. treaty known as the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. you can see that on c-span2. on c-span 3, also at 10:00 a.m., correct few gay testifies about the response to regain sandy -- craig fugate. in about 45 minutes we will focus on negotiations about the focus on negotiations about the so-called
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 7:00am EST
's the photo from the u.n. yesterday. the headline is the u.s. heightens the state of palestine, this is mahmoud abbas congratulated by turkey's foreign minister as this took place as 130 countries agreed to upgrade palestine to trying to palestine and going on in the story of break downs, 138 countries in favor, nine opposed, 41 abstaining so the president is backing for the palace at a difficult time host: one more call. ron, this is evansville, indiana on our independent line. caller: how are you doing? host: fine, thank you. caller: well, i tell you, a lot of people just ain't getting what's going on here. the republicans are trying to defund the government to the point where they can get rid of the social programs they cannot stand. they can't come in and just willy nily say they are over but they can defund the government and legitimately say we can e we can't afford them. they divided the country in half and turned part of the country against the other part thinking it's all their fault. well, it's not. it's been a plan by the republicans to defund the government so they
CSPAN
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm EST
five special sessions of the u.n. human rights council in geneva. they come up with strong resolutions that what is happening in syria are crimes against humanity. they establish an inquiry to investigate these crimes. the convince the security council to bring the crimes to the international criminal court. none of this happens. this is why the credibility of the international justice system, which supports the international criminal court, as a guardian of the international justice system -- it is at stake. this is why the swiss government -- they come up with an initiative which, until now, 40 countries signed this initiative. they called many members in africa, in europe, in the international community, to support and to call to arms the security council, to refer that crimes happened to the international criminal court. the second issue -- the necessary support to the situation on the ground, according to the syrians. as i said before, the gap from the international community and what is going on the ground -- we have to reconcile the and the syrians -- they do not call for humani
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
made it very clear at the u.n. general assembly where the israeli red line is. but there is an argument that there is no american red line, there is an american invisible line, and no one is sure where it is. not the iranians, not us, not the israelis. do you share that concern? is there anything we can do to establish a more conclusive and defined redline so that it helps us in our negotiating strategy with the iranians? as we were reminded this morning, persians negotiate in the bazaar. do we have an america that we can more clearly defined -- american red line that we can more clearly define? >> there are a couple of reasons by the military threat is important. as sandy indicated, the iranians to respond to credible threats of force. -- do respond to credible threats of force. if you read the biographies of the hostage-takers, they said they were afraid ronald reagan was going to act like a cowboy. the release the hostages the minute he was sworn in. the soviets threatened to bomb tehran, and the hostages were let go. it is important to note that the iran-iraq war came to win and win
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 8:00pm EST
to be on the u.n. security council. going there and making a personal investment has a real strategic purpose. the same goes for all the tiny pacific islands. look at the future of asia, look at the voting dynamics in key international institutions, you start to understand the value of paying attention to these places. let me add that in recent months we have been reminded once again -- by its very nature, american diplomacy must be practiced in dangerous places. the men and women who serve our country overseas represent the best traditions of a bald and generous nation. they are no stranger to danger, from tehran and beirut to east africa and saudi arabia, and now in benghazi and so many other places in between. we have seen diplomats and development experts devoted to peace who are targeted by terrorists devoted to death. that is why we are taking immediate steps to bolster security and readiness at our missions across the globe. we have already dispatched joint teams from the departments of state and defense to review high brett posts to determine if there are improvements we need in light
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am EST
national committee. next, what is happening in the senate. facing gop opposition. a u.n. treaty advocating equal rights for disability facing significant opposition. host: tune in to c-span2 3 coverage of the senate. next caller. but the make of this latest back-and-forth? the gop sending of their proposal to the white house yesterday. this caller: is danny from college park, ga.. host: go ahead. caller: greta, i have never seen a group of people who are so willing to be lied to. republicans like to their people all through the election. the only people who were surprised that the president won are people who watch fox news. just like that, a proposal that john boehner puts out. he's trying to say that it is from the bowles proposal but erskine bowles came out yesterday and said flat out that the proposal the republicans put out does not mimic his. therefore, the republicans are lying again. republicans and the tea party people, they know that they are lying. it is just that simple. the president put out a proposal. ok. don't criticize the president for the proposal. show us a real proposa
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 1:00pm EST
to the united nations where palestinian leaders will be bidding for a u.n. recognition of state could. the resolution would live to the palestinian authority you an observer status from entity to non-member state, like the vatican, and is expected to pass the 193-nation general assembly. at least 50 european states plan to vote for it. israel and the united states are strongly opposed because it would conflict with the peace deal. streaming live here on c-span. >> sri lanka, chile, somalia, china, iraq, grenada, guyana, the palestine, venezuela, vietnam, catarrh, khazikstan, cuba, kuwait, kenya, 11 non, libya, molly, malaysia, madagascar, egypt, morocco, saudi arabia, mauritania, namibia, nigeria, nicaragua, india, yemen, qaeda stan, .elarus mr. president, this important draft resolution is aimed at taking a historic decision, granting palestine the status of non-member observer state. the preamble of the drafted resolution refers to the unacceptability of territory by force stipulated in the charter. the other paragraph in the preamble reaffirms the right of the palestinian people to
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
much like to go in and agree with local jurisdictions and state, charity's a good example, but with n.y.u. and others in new york, there are seven hospitals we'll be looking at, just in one area. it would make a lot more sense to me that if we came up a design phase, that we'd come up with funding for the repairs. and then instead of doing that as a reimbursement project, once we agree to knows numbers, issue a final estimate. the problem is the act refers to only actual cost. and there's always been the issue, what happens if we do that type of a block grant based upon a design built phase, what happens if you have underages and overages and what happens to the applicant who may find more damages? it sounds like we didn't do an estimate, we're just doing the regular project worksheet. so i think we're going to need some additional guidance from congress as to how we do these types of estimates. what would happen to appeals, whether we need an arbitration? and also what happens to any funds that may remain after a project? would the applicant keep that? again, the savings to the federal g
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2012 10:00am EST
not undercut actual wages paid to u.s. workers with similar levels of experience. i have witnessed over the last decade n scrupulous employers who dramatically eroded wages, not for competitive reasons, but solely to transfer wealth from workers to executives. they were successful only because workers were hungry for jobs and willing to work for nearly any wage. the medium household income dropped by $3,700 in that time while executive pay skyrocketed. even as our economy tanked. by contrast, the bill we are debating today does not include wage protections and does not adequately ensure that american workers are protected. equally important is that h.r. 6412 preserves the diversity visa program, ensuring equally opportunity to work in our great land. democrats and republicans alike have forwarded great wisdom towards this issue. now is the time to cooperate with one another and craft a truly bipartisan approach to immigration reform that provides for equality of opportunity for all of those who seek the benefit of u.s. citizenship. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's tim
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 7:00am EST
and balanced compromise. we have an obligation to support the coast guard and support our u.s. merchant marine. have a safe and secure maritime environment, good for the economy, and good for the american people n my estimation this legislation fulfills that obligation. i urge its passage today. just briefly want to thank once gren mr. lobiondo for his in-- once again mr. lobiondo for his incredible work in bringing this legislation to passage. with that i reserve the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey. mr. lobiondo: i rise in support of house resolution 825. 825 covers the coast guard through fear 2014, a level that allows the administration's requested military pay increase for fiscal year 2013 and provide for military pay increase for fiscal year 2014 at a level consistent with c.b.o.'s estimate on the rate of inflation. the bill provides funding for the coast guard of levels that will reverse the irresponsible cuts proposed by the obama administration and will ensure the service has what it needs to successful conduct its missions. the legislation
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